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A possible future for Haiti

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The Economist discusses a development path forward for Haiti, highlighting the research findings for the Haiti Priorise project. 

The highest BCR comes from fortifying wheat flour with iron and folic acid, which would prevent 150 infant deaths and 250,000 cases of anaemia a year for a trivial overall cost of $5m This practice is standard even in poor countries. Jamie Marks, who runs Les Moulins d’Haïti, a big flour producer, says his firm could add the micronutrients within months of the government specifying a formula. Mr Moïse said he found the value of wheat fortification the most surprising of the CCC’s findings, and promised to require it within half a year. That alone could justify the cost of the CCC’s research.”

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